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Patrizia Brigidi

Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: CHIM/11 Chemistry and Biotechnology of Fermentation

Curriculum vitae

Educational Career:

1975: State High School Liceo V. Monti, Diploma di Maturità Classica (Higher School Certificate)

1980: Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna (Italy). Grade : 110 out 110 cum laude (maximum possible result)

 

Professional Career:

1983-1991: Researcher, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna

1991-1994: Associate Professor of Fermentation Chemistry and Industrial Microbiology, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Catania

1994-2008: Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna

2008-current: Full Professor in Fermentation Chemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna

2010-2014: Member as National Expert of the Italian Food for Life platform, within the Food and Health Key Thrust

2010-current: Evaluator for national projects funded by several European Community countries (Ireland, Germany, UK, France) and the "Enterprise Estonia - Estonian Competence Centers" (research and applied research projects)

2011-2013: Member of the International Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy Forum

2011-current: Member of the group of experts of the University of Bologna working on the actions bridged to Horizon 2020 (KIC, JPI) and related activities (National Cluster on agro-food themes)

2012-2013: Expert for call FP7-KBBE-2013-7 in Activity 2 “Fork to Farm: Food Nutrition and Well-being”

2012-2015: Director of the Institute for the Advanced Studies, University of Bologna

2012-2015: Member of the Executive Management Board of the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna

2012-current: Responsible of the Scientific Activities of the National Agrifood Cluster - Area "Nutrition and Health"; member of the Coordination and management of the National Agrifood Cluster

2015-current: Delegate of the Rector for European Research

2015-current: Representative of the University of Bologna at DISH, the Global Center for Food Safety

2017-current: Member of the Presidential Council and President of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the National Technological Cluster AgroFood

Academic Experience

1983-1991: Co-supervisor of IV year students undertaking the experimental research thesis in the degree course of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna. Member of examining board for the following courses: a) Fermentation Chemistry and Industrial Microbiology; b) Applied Pharmaceutical Chemistry

1991-1994 : Teacher in Fermentation Chemistry and Industrial Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Catania. Supervisor of students undertaking the experimental research thesis in the degree courses of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Catania

1994-2003: Teacher in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna

2003-current: Teacher of the following courses: Biotechnology of Fermentation, Degree in Biotechnology; Biotechnology of Industrial Microorganisms, Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Development of Biologicals and Recombinant Drugs, Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Bologna

2012-2018: Coordinator of the degree course of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Patrizia Brigidi was Visiting Scientist at the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (Prof. N.E. Welker) during the following periods: July-September 1992, 1997 and 1998; September-December 1995 and 1996

Reviewer of several international scientific journals: Microbiology, Applied Environmental Microbiology, Research Microbiology, Gut, British Journal of Nutrition, Infection and Immunity, FEMS Microbiology Letters, PlosOne, BMC Microbiology, Journal Bacteriology

Research Grants (2005-2018)

Co-Coordinator of PRITT Transfer "New baked goods and Synbiotics", proposed by Barilla G. and R. SONS S.p.A. (2005)

Coordinator of the National project (DM n. 353, 16/07/2003) “Functional foods: new foods to

improve human health and increase the diffusion of some dairy products produced in Italy” (2006)

Local Unit Manager of PRIN-COFIN 2007: "Mechanisms of interaction between lactic acid bacteria in food: transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics" (2008)

Partner of the Project EU FP7: EATWELL “Interventions to promote healthy eating habitus: evaluation and raccomandations (2008)

Partner of the Project EU FP7-SME-2007-1: New E-Services for a dietary approach to the elderly (RISTOMED) (2008)

Coordinator of Project MISE-ICE-CRUI: “Innovative functional foods: impact of new prebiotics/probiotics on gut microbiota and intestinal metabolic profiles in healthy subjects by gut model system” (2009)

Coordinator of National Project (DM n. 353, 16/07/2003) “Natural components of foods: nutritional and functional properties” (2009)

MISE, INDUSTRIA 2015, Call New Technologies for Made in Italy. Responsable of UNIBO Team, Proposal "Nutrition, health and quality of life: development of traditional made in Italy food products, optimised for over-50 consumers" (2010-2013)

Co-Coordinator of the EU project 7FP KBBE: NU-AGE "New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of the elderly population for healthy aging in Europe" (2011)

Co-coordinator of European Grant 7FP: NU-AGE “New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of the elderly population for healthy ageing in Europe” (2011-2016)

Partner of European Grant FP7: T2D-MISSION “Multiscale Immune System SImulator for the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes integrating genetic, metabolic and nutritional data” (2012)

Local Unit Manager of PRIN-COFFIN 2011: "Role of omnivore, vegetarian and vegan diet on human gut microbiome and human health" (2012)

Coordinator of the EU 7FP project, PEOPLE MARIE CURIE ACTIONS IRSES (International Research Staff Exchange Scheme): REINFORCE (2012)

Coordinator of European Grant 7FP, PEOPLE MARIE CURIE ACTIONS IRSES (International Research Staff Exchange Scheme): REINFORCE (2012-2015)

European Grant Partner FP7: T2D-MISSION "Multiscale Immune System SImulator for the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes Integrating Genetic, Metabolic and Nutritional Data" (2012-2015)

Partner of PRIN-COFIN 2011: "Role of omnivore, vegetarian and vegan diet on the human gut microbiome and human health" (2012-2015)

Partner of European Grant FP7-SME: BAKE4FUN “Innovative biotechnological solutions for the production of new bakery functional food” (2013)

Coordinator of the A.Food National Technology Cluster project: PROS.IT "Promotion of consumer's health: nutritional enhancement / valorization of agrofood Italian traditional products" (2013)

Partner of the European Knowledge Hub on the DEterminants of DIet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC), JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (2013)

Co-Coordinator of the EU project 7FP KBBE: MyNewGut "Microbiome Influence on Energy Balance and Brain Development" (Function) into Action to Tack the Diet-related Diseases and Behavior " (2013)

European Grant Partner FP7-SME: BAKE4FUN "Innovative biotechnological solutions for the production of new bakery functional food" (2013-2015)

Coordinator of the National Technological Cluster A.Food Project: PROS.IT “Promotion of consumer's health: nutritional enhancment/valorization of agrofood Italian traditional products” (2013-2016)

Co-coordinator of European Grant FP7: MyNewGut “Microbiome Influence on Energy balance and Brain Development-Function Put into Action to Tackle Diet-related Diseases and Behavior” (2013-2018)

Partner della European Knowledge Hub su Nutrition Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI), JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (2014)

Partner of ENPADASI (European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative), JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (2014-2016)

Partner of the Knowledge Hub DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity), JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (2014-2016)

Partner of FIT4FOOD2030 “Fostering Integration and Transformation for FOOD 2030”, Coordination and Support Action: Support to the development and implementation of FOOD 2030 - a European research and innovation policy framework for food and nutrition security (2017)

Partner of project EU H2020 SC2: CIRCLES “Controlling microbiomes circulations for better food systems” (2018)